Serena Williams has not won a single title since motherhood in September 2017. Needless to say, the 37-year-old American tennis player desperately wanted the trophy in Toronto to give his 2-year-old daughter Alexis Ohanian.
Hope to have the second consecutive title in Canada by Rafael Nadal bright and bright after the Spanish tennis player reached the Montreal Masters final without spending a sweat.
The opportunity for Serena was the match against Canadian rival Bianca Andreescu in the Rogers Cup final in Toronto. They have never met before, but that does not mean that the host country is underestimated. Nothing, Andreescu has also become the first Canadian female tennis player since 1969 to reach the final in Toronto when she defeated America’s Sofia Kenin 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the semi-finals.
In the other semi-final, Serena came out late but also won the right to continue. A bit of a hardship for the American tennis player when he lost the first set to Czech opponent Marie Bouzkova, but this result is not surprising because Bouzkova has not lost a set in the victories against Sloane Stephens, Jelena Ostapenko and Simona Halep. And don’t forget Halep just beat Serena not long ago to crowned at Wimbledon.
Whether or not to enter a final will help the racquet to turn 38 in the next month get the first title of the season this year, in fact, Serena has not once won since birth. Alexis Ohanian girl in September 2017. For nearly two years, she lost in the US Open finals in 2018 and the Wimbledon finals in 2018, 2019. In return, the motivation for the 23-time Grand Slam win is not just a trophy given to Alexis, but also the title that helped her gain confidence before the US Open kicked off at the end of this month (August 26).
It should be mentioned that before eliminating Bouzkova in the semi-finals, Serena successfully retaliated Naomi Osaka in the quarterfinals. And Osaka was the opponent who defeated her in the 2018 US Open final, a final that was complicated by the collision between her and referee Carlos Ramos. She called him “a thief”.